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The Funniest Spy Movie Characters

Updated June 23, 2019 418 votes 54 voters 1.1k views19 items

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If we had to guess, the split between serious spy movies and funny spy movies (or flat-out dumb spy movies) has to be pretty equal. That's probably because the most famous spy franchise of all time, James Bond, likely has as many spoofs as it does sequels!

That's why we've decided to make a definitive list of all the funniest spy movie characters. Whether it's Johnny English (played by Rowan Atkinson) fumbling about town or Detective Frank Drebin (played by the late, great Leslie Nielsen) who somehow always seems to solve the case even though he can’t solve where he last parked the car, these spy characters are known for making audiences laugh. Which spy characters do you think are the funniest?

Vote up the funniest spy characters and add your own if they’re missing.

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  • Johnny English1
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    Johnny English

    Johnny English Reborn, Johnny English
  • Susan Cooper2
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    14

    Susan Cooper

    Spy
  • Benji3
    28
    13

    Benji

    Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Mission: Impossible III
  • Maxwell Smart4
    22
    6

    Maxwell Smart

    Get Smart

    More 

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  • Doctor Evil5
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    8

    Doctor Evil

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

    More Doctor Evil 

    #57 of 876 The Greatest Movie Villains Of All Time#155 of 3,510 The Best Movie Characters Of All Time

  • Austin Powers6
    17
    8

    Austin Powers

    Austin Powers 4, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
  • Detective Allen Gamble7
    17
    11

    Detective Allen Gamble

    The Other Guys NYPD Recruitment Video, The Other Guys
  • Agent Jay8
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    13

    Agent Jay

    Men in Black: The Series, Men in Black
  • Undercover Brother / Anton Jackson9
  • Napoleon Solo10
    13
    10

    Napoleon Solo

    The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
  • Detective Terry Hoitz11
    11
    9

    Detective Terry Hoitz

    The Other Guys
  • Foxxy Cleopatra12
    8
    5

    Foxxy Cleopatra

    Austin Powers: Goldmember, Austin Powers
  • Lt. Frank Drebin13
    9
    8

    Lt. Frank Drebin

    Police Squad!, The Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    More Lt. Frank Drebin 

    #68 of 1,295 The Greatest TV Characters of All Time#103 of 132 The Most Hardcore Big Screen Action Heroes

  • Russ Cargill14
    8
    6

    Russ Cargill

    The Simpsons Movie
  • John Smith15
    7
    7

    John Smith

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  • Derek Flint16
    5
    6

    Derek Flint

    Our Man Flint
  • Richmond Valentine17
    6
    10

    Richmond Valentine

    Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Juni Cortez18
    2
    5

    Juni Cortez

    Spy Kids, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over
  • Calvin Joyner19
    2
    5

    Calvin Joyner

    Central Intelligence